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Czech Vowel Fronting (Česká Přehláska
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The article provides an overview of conditioned vowel shifts (Cz přehláska) in Old Czech. The changes consist in the fronting of back vowels of any height, and they distinguish Czech from other Slavic languages

Vowel fronting is a process whereby back vowels become fronted. In Old Czech, the vowel fronting took place between the 12th and the 14th centuries; it is traditionally called přehláska (calque of the Germanic Umlaut)…

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Kosek, Pavel and Ziková, Markéta, “Czech Vowel Fronting (Česká Přehláska) ”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_039685>
First published online: 2021

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